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Recap / Bobs Burgers S 7 E 22 Into The Mild

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Bob is stuck overnight in a outdoor supply store on its last day of business, and must rely on an overly-friendly salesman for help. Meanwhile, Linda and the kids suffer through Gayle's one-woman show.


  • Cell Phones Are Useless: Bob's old flip phone keeps losing its charge, so it goes dead when he's stranded inside the store and can't call for help.
  • Finger Gun: Gayle's play includes an incident in which Delta Burke winked and made finger guns at her.
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  • Fire-Forged Friends: Bob and Austin become this in the end, though he's embarrassed to admit it to his family.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: Bob and Austin set off the alarm (which Austin had turned off in the first place) so they can be rescued, but the guards decide that it's a false alarm when they find no sign of forced entry and disable the security system. Austin comments that they're not that good at their job.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Austin claims that he's familiar with all the equipment in the store, but when he ends up dangling upside down trying to climb up to the skylight, he confesses that he only demoed the equipment and has never used it in a real life situation.
  • Locked in a Room: To evade the pushy salesman Austin, Bob hides inside a tent and ends up falling asleep. When he wakes up he finds himself locked inside the store... along with Austin, who was staying inside to practice for a camping trip. And the store will stay closed for six days.
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  • Not So Different: Despite finding him annoying at first Bob realizes he and Austin both like to act like experienced outdoors-man to spite never doing anything outdoorsy.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Linda and Gayle argue over who Delta Burke winked at when they were younger. The point is rendered moot when a third person, their friend Stacey, confirms that it wasn't Delta Burke at all.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The store in the opening is titled Welcome Back Potter.
    • When Louise mentions that there was a third witness at the Delta Burke encounter, Gene thinks she means the Amish boy from Witness.
    • Austin mentions Cliffhanger and Vertical Limit when trying to talk Bob into rock climbing.
  • Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: Linda and Gayle somehow mistook a one-legged Italian woman for Delta Burke.
  • Two Decades Behind: Yet again, we see Bob is quite behind the times technology wise. Including his gigantic old laptop, and flip-phone older than Gene.
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